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Former Google Attorney to Head US Patent Office

Michelle Lee, a former Google corporate attorney, shall head the USPTO.

     
2:44 pm on Dec 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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In a move that is reported to be friendly to Silicon Valley firms, former Google corporate attorney Michelle Lee will head the USPTO.

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11:56 pm on Dec 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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so the poacher is now the gamekeeper ! I would expect Michelle Lee to be 'friendly ' !
7:11 am on Dec 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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FYI, here's a discussion of what patent trolls are about....

How patent trolls are affecting software and technology
When Patents Attack! - "This American Life"
http://www.webmasterworld.com/webmaster_business_issues/4346070.htm [webmasterworld.com]

This isn't about Google vs the little guy. I'm expecting Michelle Lee to bring some badly needed reform to the system.